Today is the death anniversary of 3 individuals with local connections
The opera singer Anne Howard 90 Knolly's Road who died On This Day 26 March 2014
The composer Madeleine Dring 44 Mount Ephraim Road and other nearby streets who died On This Day 26 March 1977
The writer Raymond Chandler 35 Mount Nod Road who died On This Day 26th March 1959
Joseph Holland Tringham died On This Day 26th March 1908.
Born in Hammersmith in 1861 he moved to Streatham, living at various addresses in the neighbourhood, including 15 Barrow Road, 22 Westwell Road and at 19 Greyhound Lane.
Joseph Holland Tringham RBA an artist and illustrator in Victorian times. He received royal patronage and exhibited at the Royal Academy.
Illustrated London News 14 May 1892 Image © Illustrated London News Group
On This day 25th March 1915 the singer Dorothy Squires was born. A Streatham resident buried at Streatham Park Cemetery
Her career spanned many years after going solo in 1945. Born Edna May Squires in Pontyberem, Carmarthonshire , her most successful recordings were "I'm Walking Behind You" (1953),"Say It With Flowers" (1961), "For Once In My Life" (1969), “Till” (1970) and "My Way" (1970).
She was married to actor Roger Moore, a union that lasted 16 years (a final message from Moore read "I've said it with flowers" in a floral tribute at her funeral). She died in Llwynpia Hospital, her funeral service was held at St Mary's Church, Port Talbot, and she was buried in a family plot in Streatham Park Cemetery
SALUTE THE SOLDIER WEEK, STREATHAM CENTRAL, WORLD WAR II
Women's Junior Air Corps, 6th Squadron (Streatham) taking part in the 'Salute the Soldier Week'. Held from 25th March to 1st April 1944 with the intention of raising £375,000 in National Savings to support the war effort, the amount raised in Streatham was £410,444.
The 6th Squadron, formed in 1941, was the first Bugle Band of it's kind, and many of it's members went on to join the regular forces, munitions and undertake other war work. Photograph from 'To, For , and About You - The People of Streatham', published by St.Leonard's Church, Streatham
On This Day 24 March 1942 Telford Avenue resident Lillian Baron was born
Professionally known as Lynda Baron, actress and comedian, best known for playing Nurse Gladys Emmanuel in the BBC comedy series, Open All Hours
On This Day 24 March 1838 Thomas Attwood died
Attwood lived at "Woodbury" in the Norbury Hill , close to Biggin Wood.
The son of a musician in the royal band, Attwood was born in London, probably in Pimlico. At the age of nine he became a chorister in the Chapel Royal, where he received training in music from James Nares and Edmund Ayrton. In 1783 he was sent to study abroad at the expense of the Prince of Wales (afterwards King George IV), who had been favourably impressed by his skill at the harpsichord
In 1796 he was chosen as the organist of St Paul's Cathedral, and in the same year he was made composer of the Chapel Royal. His court connection was further confirmed by his appointment as musical instructor to the Duchess of York, and afterwards to the Princess of Wales.
In addition to his commitments at St Paul's, at court, and in the theatre, Attwood also found time for private instrumental teaching of a relatively lowly nature. Stevens records that Attwood took over his pupils at Mrs Ray's school, Streatham, in 1800, and his private pupils in 1805. In his leisure hours he was active in the glee clubs, which provided opportunities for dining and sociable singing in the company of his fellow musicians. He was a member of the Harmonists' Society, where he was for many years Stevens's deputy as conductor, and of the Concentores Sodales.(extracts from Philip Olleson)
The following is an extract from John Brown of the Society
"...the favourite pupil of Mozart and a famous organist of St Paul's. It was whilst driving from here (Woodbury) to London that he composed his well-known "Coronation Anthem". He composed many pieces and was an intimate friend of Mendelssohn"
Plaque in Cheyne Walk where he later lived
On This Day 23 March 1959 Minnie Walters Anson died
Minnie Walters Anson (1875–1959) was a painter of miniatures and portraits. Born in London, she studied at Lambeth School of Art, where she won several medals for her work.
She is recorded living at 8 Lewin Road and 22 Kempshot Road
Our thanks to Tracey Gregory for bringing Minnie to our attention
On This Day 23 March 1934 this appeared in the Norwood News.
Martin Lewis in "The Quitter" - premiere at the Streatham Hill Theatre. By Guy Baxton, Edward V Hoile and Gordon Hoile working in association with Stafford Dickens
Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD and 1939 Spotlight casting directory photo
Mark Bery, Secretary Streatham Society